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Why we say NO to Black Friday


As usual, we will not be participating in Black Friday because represents everything that we are not.

Black Friday is OVER-CONSUMPTION at it's worst.

We don't believe in pushy & impulsive marketing to encourage people to make purchases, purely because an item is cheap and on 'sale'. Don't buy for the sake of buying. 

Additionally, our business model cannot support a discount culture, we sell hand made products, made by people who are paid fairly, and from materials which are sourced sustainably. We don't inflate our prices to then be able to discount them so are already offering our products at the lowest price we can.


The Dark Truth

Our planet is at breaking point, we are very deep into a major world crisis and next Friday, billions of pounds are going to be spent on things no one needs, items made from plastic, which will end up in landfill. Many people will be putting themselves in financial difficultly because of money spent on Black Friday.

If something is heavily discounted, somewhere, someone or something is paying that price, and on Black Friday its our planet that it's costing. 

Please join us the boycott of Black Friday, if you are going to purchase, only do so if it's for something you need and have already been planning to purchase. Support local and small businesses, and shop responsibly, ethically and sustainably, or don't shop at all.


Daisy X






Totally agree. Ive never indulged in this black Friday nonsense. Well said Daisy

MArgaret TRedant on December 08, 2019

Well done everyone at Ian Snow. Full of respect for the way you run your business. Last time I saw Ian was at a trade show in Delhi about four years ago, he knew of me from my old shop Bringing It All Back Home.

Peter Bennion on December 08, 2019

How fantastic – I love this Daisy

Rachel Dean on December 08, 2019

Yes! Great re the field and tree day everybody may feel they can do their bit and feel empowered

caroline westley on December 08, 2019

I am so delighted and supportive of your stance against Black Friday. designed by business men to pressure people to spend more because they were not making the money that they wanted . If I was also in business I would stand shoulder to shoulder with you, as it is you have my complete support and blessings! xx

Annie Britt on November 28, 2019

Well said Daisy completely agree we need to change our mindsets – maybe this should go viral on Twitter/Facebook!

Lorraine Kill on November 28, 2019

Thanks for sharing this refreshing and informative post

Louise on November 28, 2019

Well said Daisy!! Sadly I think many don’t think about the bigger picture when buying Black Friday items. Hopefully your words will resonate


Jane on November 28, 2019

Well done Daisy. It needs to be said. I’ve posted on FB so hoping other people will do the same, and make us all think about our planet and how to be thoughtful consumers

sheila thorne on November 28, 2019

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